The premise gets even better if you live in Texas, as Norwegian has its sights set on Austin. Denizens of the college town are getting swept up in the deal too. On March 27 of next year, Norwegian will phase in a new year-round, three-weekly route from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Gatwick for $250, with return flights starting around $350, according to Conde Nast Traveler. The Austin to London fare is a bit pricier, but still contains fewer zeroes and commas than you should be accustomed to seeing in transatlantic airfare.
This is all part of Norwegian eyeing its long-term strategy, which is to make flights between the US and Europe more accessible. The discount carrier already maintains flights from nine US cities to London's Gatwick Airport, after expanding from just three American markets in 2014. Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian’s Chief Executive Officer, said in a press release: “Many people said low-cost long-haul would never work but three years, 13 routes and 1.5 million UK passengers later and Norwegian has shown there is huge demand for more affordable long-haul travel.”